farmers

Farmers and Ranchers Ready to Meet Increased Food Bank Needs

Dan General, Industry News Release

(AFBF) — As food banks struggle to keep up with dramatic increases in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers and ranchers are eager to work with the Agriculture Department to bridge the supply gap and get farm products to those in need, according to a letter from the American Farm Bureau Federation and Feeding America. The organizations praised USDA’s leadership through …

trade war

Trade War Benefiting U.S. Food Banks

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Food banks are benefiting from President Trump’s trade war with China. USA Today reports the tit-for-tat trade war offers more variety for U.S. food banks through the administration’s trade mitigation package for farmers. With the Department of Agriculture buying commodities to help ease the burden on farmers, those items will show up in U.S. food banks, including meat, dairy products, …